The United Church of Christ (UCC) made history this morning by becoming the first major Christian denomination to file a lawsuit against a state government. The UCC General Synod has asserted that North Carolina's ban on marriage equality is a violation of UCC clergy's free exercise of religion under the First Amendment.
At "Brothas/Sistas Outsiders: Black Sexuality and the Church," two documentaries will be screened to kick off a panel discussion about LGBT youth's perspectives on the church's impact on marriage equality, homophobia, and the HIV epidemic.
Dan Haseltine is the lead singer of the popular Christian folk rock band, Jars of Clay. He's a songwriter, author, founder and board member of the non-profit Blood:Water Mission and, now, an ally to the LGBT community. Since Tuesday, he's been tweeting about marriage equality, loving LGBT people, and his Christian beliefs as support for being an ally.